O. W. Wolters

Oliver William Wolters
Born (1915-06-08)8 June 1915
Reading, England
Died 5 December 2000(2000-12-05) (aged 85)
Citizenship British
Fields History
Institutions Cornell University
Alma mater Oxford University (BA, 1937)
SOAS (PhD, 1961)
Doctoral advisor D.G.E. Hall
Notable students Barbara Watson Andaya, Leonard Andaya, Reynaldo Ileto, Charnvit Kasetsiri, Anthony Milner, Craig Reynolds, M. C. Ricklefs, Shiraishi Takashi
Influences George Coedès

Oliver William Wolters OBE (8 June 1915 – 5 December 2000) was a British academic, historian and author.[1] He was also a Malayan civil servant and administrator. At his death, he was the Goldwin Smith Professor of Southeast Asian History Emeritus at Cornell University.[2]

Selected works

In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about O. W. Wolters, OCLC/WorldCat encompasses roughly 20+ works in 90+ publications in 4 languages and 2,200+ library holdings.[3]

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  1. Library of Congress (LOC) authority file, Wolters, O. W., ID#134847
  2. "Oliver W. Wolters," SEAP Bulletin (US). Winter/Spring 2002, p. 3; retrieved 2011-06-06
  3. WorldCat Identities: Wolters, O.W.
  4. Association for Asian Studies (AAS), 1990 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies; retrieved 2011-06-06


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